Myanmar morning news for June 2

Myanmar morning news for June 2

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers to June 15 to contain COVID-19 spread
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Monday announced extension of temporary entry restrictions for travellers from all countries until June 15, as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.
— Xinhua

Myanmar CSOs push for urgent measures during the COVID-19 pandemic
Myanmar Civil Society organizations and networks urge the Myanmar government and other relevant stakeholders to take urgent measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No sex education please, we’re Burmese: new school textbook exposes ignorance
An updated curriculum featuring gay sex and prostitutes has put monks and nationalists up in arms, but women’s groups and young people support it
— The Times

Covid-19 cases rise to 228 in Myanmar
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Myanmar has risen to 228, with four more confirmed cases reported on Monday (June 1), according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— The Star Online

Local man becomes first U.S.-ordained priest from Myanmar
In 2017, Stephen Van Lal Than was studying at seminary school in Myanmar when he received a call about an opportunity to help serve refugees from his country in the U.S.
— Owensborotimes

Myanmar, China reopen trade routes
Export through Lweje and Kampaiti borders to restart, having previously been confined to Muse border
— FruitNet

Exports cross $11 bln as of 15 May
Myanmar’s exports between 1 October and 15 May in the 2019-2020 financial year shot up to US$11.23 billion from $10.5 billion registered in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, indicated the data by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Garment manufacturers show enthusiasm to turn to mask, PPE production
The foreign direct investments keep flowing into the country amid the COVID-19 crisis, and some garment manufacturers eye production of the mask and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), which are the basic health and safety requirements during the pandemic, said Director-General U Thant Sin Lwin of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Third COVID-19 Lab Begins Operating in Mandalay
Capable of conducting more than 400 coronavirus tests a day, the new lab in Mandalay will serve all of Upper Myanmar, easing the workload on Yangon’s two labs.
— Irrawaddy

World Bank Approves $460 Million Funding for Power Generation, Health Services in Myanmar
The World Bank announced a package of $460 million in loans and grants to boost power generation in Yangon and fund essential health services around the country.
— Irrawaddy

The Role of CSOs in the Myanmar Peace Process
This report is the culmination of a year-long research project into the activities of civil society in and around the ongoing Myanmar peace process.
— Reliefweb

Former technical director explains departure from MFF
Former Myanmar Football Federation technical director Eric Abrams attended a press conference held at a hotel in Yangon last week to explain the reasons for his parting ways with the federation.
— Myanmar Times

‘Little Chef’ charms Myanmar with lockdown cooking classes
From boiled catfish soup to spicy fried frog, an eight-year-old in pyjamas and a chef’s hat is delighting Myanmar with her culinary prowess in a nation still being told to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Channel NewsAsia

Stimulants worth over US$13mil seized in Myanmar
Myanmar authorities seized a large haul of stimulants in Rakhine state, according to a release from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services on Sunday (May 31).
— The Star Online

Sino-Myanmar border trade drops
Sino-Myanmar border trade has registered a decrease of US$162.6 million between 1 October and 15 May in the current fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Commerce, state media reported.
— Mizzima

UN supports Myanmar government efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to evolve in Myanmar, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes are supporting the efforts of the Government of Myanmar and communities to prevent and respond to the pandemic.
— BNI Online

Thailand to allow migrant workers to return home despite restrictions
Thailand will allow Myanmar migrant workers to return home after it extended the state of emergency until the end of June to control COVID-19, a Myanmar diplomat said.
— Myanmar Times

WHO flight arrives at Yangon airport
A first flight bringing medical supplies and laboratory equipment donated by the World Health Organization-WHO to support Health and Sports Ministry’s fighting against the COVID-19 landed at Yangon International Airport yesterday, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar Parliament Rejects Move to Oust House Speaker
The Parliament voted down a proposal by military-backed and military-appointed lawmakers on Monday to impeach the house speaker over the recent constitutional reform process.
— Irrawaddy

1,043 Myanmar citizens return from Thailand through Myawady border on 1 June
A total of 1,043 Myanmar citizens returned home from Thailand through Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) of Myawady border town in Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japan to Provide US$46 M Emergency Loan to Small Businesses in Myanmar
The Japan International Cooperation Agency announced an emergency loan program for businesses in Myanmar as part its plans to help Myanmar weather the impacts of COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

Anxiety, optimism as Yangon students brace for schools to reopen
In normal times, Moe Pyae Pyae Thaw would be starting her final year of high school this month. Instead, she is feeling anxious and conflicted about whether to return when it and other schools reopen late next month.
— Coconuts Myanmar

83 citizens repatriated from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
MYANMAR citizens who wanted to come back from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea arrived at the Yangon International Airport yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In the post COVID period, I hope with the strength of the people, our country will become more united and stronger: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote yesterday on her Facebook page that in the post COVID period, she hoped that with the strength of the people, Myanmar would become more united and stronger.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

US Launches First NASA Astronauts From American Soil Since 2011
Two NASA astronauts were successfully launched into space on board a commercial rocket bound for the International Space Station on Saturday.
— Irrawaddy

Four Defence Services personnel test positive for COVID-19 in YGN
Four Tatmadaw officers who returned from training in India on 24 May tested positive for COVID-19 during their second lab test by the National Health Laboratory yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Old building’s façade crumbles in Yangon
The front of a four-storey building in Yangon collapsed on May 30, sparking calls for mandatory checks on the structural integrity of buildings in the economic capital.
— Myanmar Times

Union Supreme Court passes judgements on appeal cases, hears special civil appeal cases
The Union Supreme Court passed judgements on five special criminal appeal cases and eight special civil appeal cases, along with hearing six special civil appeal cases yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt extends closure of preschools to June 15 in Myanmar
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement has extended the closure of all preschools and nurseries across the country until June 15 to protect children from COVID-19, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Amyotha Hluttaw concludes 16th regular session after 6 meetings
The 16th regular session of Amyotha Hluttaw was concluded after the 6th day meeting yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UNICEF supported vaccines, test kits arrive in Myanmar
A special flight carrying regular vaccinations and COVID-19 test kits landed in Yangon International Airport yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar parliament rejects proposal to oust parliament speaker from duty
Myanmar parliament rejected a proposal to oust Speaker of the Union Parliament and Speaker of the House of Representatives U T Khun Myat (pic) from his duty of speaker of the House of Representatives on Monday (June 1).
— The Star Online

Looking good, with a helping cosmetic-hand
When it comes to beauty and cosmetics, chat among some women can sound like a chapter out of William Makepeace Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Driven by the ever-growing fashion and cosmetics industries, some have a never-ending fascination with their own body parts.
— Myanmar Times

Arakan Army Releases Civilians Seized in Raid on Myanmar’s Border Police
The rebel group reportedly killed four police officers and six others are missing after an attack on a Rakhine State outpost.
— Irrawaddy

NLD Warns Yangon Chief Minister Over Breach of COVID-19 Rules
The Yangon chief minister held a Buddhist gathering in breach of Myanmar’s COVID-19 measures, prompting an inquiry by the President’s Office and a lawsuit by a local resident.
— Irrawaddy

India Starts Lifting Lockdown in Some Areas
India started a phased reopening of its economy on Monday outside of designated COVID-19 ‘containment zones’.
— Irrawaddy



Feature photo UNHCR in Bangladesh
This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, June 4.


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